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The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University would like to inform you about the announcement for RCSD Small Research Grants Programme.

This programme aims to heighten capacity of human resources in the Mekong Region by using social science tools in exploring and understanding changes, relationships and complexity of issues, such as transborder, resource management, ethnicity, cultural diversity etc. in the context of regionalized development. It also aims to enhance understanding, information sharing and mutual learning regarding emerging issues of the Mekong Region, linked to a deeper and boarder conceptual understanding and analysis.

The Small Research Grants Programme will provide the opportunity for interested individual, who holds the citizenships of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and China, from both the academic and non-academic sectors to conduct research in the area of social science and sustainable development focusing on the Mekong Region. Mid-career researchers, NGO workers, development practitioners, and M.A and PhD. students who are pursuing field research are also eligible to applying for this type of research grant.

RCSD will provide support which includes a monthly stipend, field research expenses and books and supplies to successful candidates. Please download theannouncement and application form. It would be grateful if this information could be made available to the wider public and those who are interested applying for The Small Research Grants.

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